Sir David Tweedie was educated at Edinburgh University (BCom 1966, PhD 1969) and qualified as a Scottish Chartered Accountant in 1972.
After teaching at Edinburgh University he became Technical Director of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) in 1978. In 1982 he was appointed national technical partner of Thomson McLintock & Co and later of KPMG.
Sir David was appointed to the UK’s Auditing Practices Committee as its Vice-Chairman in 1986 and became its Chairman in 1989. In 1990 he became the full-time Chairman of the (then) newly created UK Accounting Standards Board and in January 2001 was appointed the first Chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board. He then led the Board for ten years, retiring in 2011.
He is a visiting Professor of Accounting at Strathclyde University and the Management School of Edinburgh University. He has received honorary degrees from nine British universities. He served on the Advisory Board of Cambridge Judge Business School.
Sir David was knighted in 1994, awarded the International Federation of Accountants inaugural Gold Service Award in 2011 and was inducted into the Accounting Hall of Fame in 2013. He was President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland in 2012-13, and was Chairman of the International Valuation Standards Council from 2012 to 2019. He chaired the Royal Household Audit Committee for the Sovereign Grant, for which he was appointed CVO, and was also Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Scottish Charities, Leuchie House and the ICAS Foundation.
Sir David has published four books and over 60 articles, lectures and contributions to books on financial reporting.
Ms Nadiah Wan was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara in 2017 at age 32 and also serves as Executive Director and Group Chief Executive Officer of TMC Life Sciences Berhad since February 2019. She was appointed as a Director of the Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia in 2021.
Prior to joining Thomson Hospital Kota Damansara, Nadiah worked in Sunway Medical Centre as Chief Operating Officer (Clinical Services) after being promoted from Director of Business Development and Corporate Communications in October 2016. She started her career at The Boston Consulting Group in 2007 as an Associate Consultant.
Nadiah holds an MSc in Public Health (Nutrition) from the London School of Hygiene and Medicine, UK and was awarded the Hecht Bequest for Best Student in Public Health (Nutrition) upon graduation. She pursued her undergraduate studies in Biochemical Sciences at Harvard College (AB cum Laude, ’07) while conducting research at Boston Children’s Hospital with grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
She is a mother of one who is passionate about transforming healthcare delivery and spends her free time juggling her other commitments as a WEF Young Global Leader and Vice-President of the Harvard Club of Malaysia. She is also fond of finding new places to eat, exploring new destinations and collecting more books than she can read.
Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift, a Malaysian permanent resident aged 57, graduated with a Bachelor of Economics degree from Monash University, Australia, and is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, a Fellow of CPA Australia, a Chartered Tax Adviser of the Tax Institute of Australia, and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) in Australia. He is also a Chartered Accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants and a Registered Financial Planner.
Datuk Umar has more than 25 years of experience in the areas of banking and financial services. He commenced his career with Price Waterhouse Chartered Accountants in 1986 and moved to the Corporate Finance division of Bank of Singapore (Australia) Limited in 1992, where he advanced his banking career in various positions before joining Gas Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. as General Manager, Corporate Finance in 1996. A year later, he was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Gas Malaysia.
Datuk Umar became a Practice Leader for the Utilities Business of Deloitte Consulting in Malaysia in 2002, before re-entering the financial services industry as Executive Vice President – Head, Enterprise Financial Services Group of Maybank in 2004. In 2006, he was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer / Group Managing Director of MAA Group Berhad, where he also assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of Malaysian Assurance Alliance Berhad (now known as Zurich Insurance Malaysia Berhad).
Currently the Chief Executive Officer of Bursa Malaysia Berhad, Datuk Umar leads the Exchange to fulfil its vision of becoming ASEAN’s leading, sustainable and globally connected marketplace. He is also the director of all subsidiary companies within Bursa Malaysia Group, and serves as the Chairman of Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Berhad and Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Clearing Berhad.
Datuk Umar sits on the Board of the Securities Industry Development Corporation and is an appointed member of ‘Anugerah Kecemerlangan Industri’, Malaysia’s premier corporate recognition award introduced by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry to acknowledge outstanding Malaysian companies. He is also an Ex-Officio member of the Financial Reporting Foundation and a Board member of the Capital Market Development Fund, both appointed by the Ministry of Finance.
In addition, Datuk Umar is also an advisor for the UN Global Compact Network Malaysia and Brunei and sits on the Steering Committee of the CEO Action Network. He has also recently been appointed as the Adjunct Professor at the School of Economics, Finance and Banking of Universiti Utara Malaysia.